There have been major developments over the past few days concerning paid leave laws in Maryland and the District.
Maryland's Healthy Working Families Act took effect February 11, 2018 after the House failed to vote on a Senate proposal to delay implementation until July 1. 2018. More details are below.
In the District, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson
has abandoned efforts to address business community concerns by amending the Universal Paid Leave Act. Chairman Mendelson indicted that an agreement could not be reached on how to modify the law, but did not rule out tweaking it in the future. More details are below.
The Association, in partnership with Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., is hosting a webinar on employment law impacting Maryland and DC credit unions on Wednesday, February 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. You can register here.
Here's the Maryland and DC political roundup:
In the race for Maryland's 6th Congressional District, Potomac businessman David Trone has committed over $1.5 million of his own money to his campaign. He's brought in another $177,000 from donors. Trone spent $13.4 million of his own money in 2016 in an unsuccessful
bid to win the Democratic primary in the 4th District.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added Rep. Andy Harris, who represents Maryland's 1st Congressional District, to its list of targeted races for the 2018 election.
President Trump's budget would keep the FBI in DC instead of moving its headquarters to prospective locations in suburban Maryland or Northern Virginia.
A bill giving certain liens priority over mortgages or deeds of trust was opposed by the Association in testimony two weeks ago. It received an unfavorable report and will not move out of committee.
Our annual legislative reception held last week in Annapolis attracted over 100 credit union leaders and Maryland lawmakers. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and share the credit union difference directly with Maryland's legislators!